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    2019 R207

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  1. Blue Crab

    R207 Drink Holder/Tray for Head Compartment

    My dealership quoted me $28.70 for the tray and $17.07 for each cup holder. I asked him if he could eyeball the R227 tray to see if he thinks it might work in the R207 and I haven't heard back. I still want to do this but I've been busy.
  2. Blue Crab

    R207 modifications

    Nice, thanks for sharing, not too crazy about the color choices (tan or black) since my boat has deepwater blue vinyl, but a great solution. I'll have to look for some in white.
  3. Blue Crab

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  4. I'd like to add a drink holder/tray to the top of my head compartment on my R207. The same type of tray that's available on the R227 (see photos). Anyone know if the R227 tray will fit the R207? If so, how would I order it? And, if not, any suggestions for something similar that's aftermarket? Thanks!
  5. Blue Crab

    Yamaha Fuel Water Separating Filter

    I took delivery of my R207 in February and, yes, it did come with the separator.
  6. Blue Crab

    R180 Dash/VHF Question

    Here are some of my observations regarding the Icom M400BB. 1. Even though the speaker is in the mic, the sound quality is surprisingly good. You can always connect an external speaker if you like. 2. It's nice to have all of the settings on the mic itself (channel, volume, etc.) 3. It only supports the older NMEA 0183 standard (no NMEA 2000). This isn't really a problem as most GPS units still support it. I was able to connect the radio to my brand new Garmin 742xs without any problems.
  7. Blue Crab

    R180 Dash/VHF Question

    There's no place to mount a flush mount VHF in my R207, so I went with an Icom M400BB "black box" transceiver. You mount the black box behind the dash, all of the controls are on the "command" mic. Doesn't look like there's much room on your dash either, you may want to look at this radio too. http://www.icomamerica.com/en/products/marine/mountedvhf/m400bb/default.aspx
  8. Blue Crab

    Attachments

    Why such a small attachment quota for users on this site? I'm trying to participate in several threads and I seem to have reached my quota for posting pictures.
  9. Blue Crab

    Mooring cover for R207.

    One more shot (starboard side) showing the cover installed correctly.
  10. Blue Crab

    Mooring cover for R207.

    After seeing the photo that vjg1 posted, I installed my mooring cover again... only this time I zippered it closed so that only the top arch of the ski tow protrudes through the cover. Much better fit this way. So it looks like we were installing it wrong the whole time. I have no complaints now. Here are two photos... one showing the wrong way, and one showing the correct way. I'm a happy camper now.
  11. Blue Crab

    Mooring cover for R207.

    I got lucky and bought mine from a guy on the Robalo Facebook group. He had an aluminum soft-top fabricated for his R207 and didn't need his mooring cover (which was brand new, never used). https://www.facebook.com/groups/1711553655771436/
  12. Blue Crab

    Mooring cover for R207.

    Thanks for posting that... I think that I may have installed mine incorrectly. That photo shows the mooring cover installed over the rear support tubes with only the arch part protruding through the cover. Installing it that way would produce a much cleaner and tighter seal... I'll have to try that!
  13. Blue Crab

    VHF antenna on R207

    I'm curious about where you mounted your antenna. According to the documentation, the antenna must be 3' (or more) away from the transceiver in order to avoid self-generated noise (i.e., stuck channels when scanning, etc.). I found a thread on another forum discussing this very issue, and the consensus was to mount the antenna on the port side of the boat. It looks to me like you mounted your antenna on the starboard side. Any issues? I'm going to mount mine on the port side and fish the coax around to the starboard side where the radio will be mounted. https://www.ifish.net/board/showthread.php?t=403210
  14. Blue Crab

    Bought a 206S...what next??

    Insurance? Absolutely yes. If you are financing the boat, then your lender will require it. I got a great deal with Travelers (better than Progressive). Robalo makes a mooring cover for the boat ($980). Can't help you with the rest, I own a dual-console.
  15. Blue Crab

    Mooring cover for R207.

    Oh, and there are cut-outs for the bimini and extra padding in the cleat areas. Again, it's a decent cover.
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